Are you looking out of your window right now and feeling a little short changed by the weather? Alas, though Newquay usually enjoys some of the most fortunate weather in all of the U.K – occasionally, it does rain here, too! But don’t despair – we’ve got you covered (pun intended). Keep reading for 10 things to do in Newquay when it’s raining.
1. Escape Surf School
Let’s face it, you’re probably going to get wet today, so why not get soaked – and stoked! A surf lesson with Escape Surf School is an absolute must for holidays in Newquay. As one of the leading surf schools in the U.K, they boast 2 ex-professionals on their team. Cut through the clutter and go right to the heart of surfing expertise – give them a call to book your session! You’ll soon forget all about the rain.
2. Blue Reef Aquarium
Enjoy all the glory of the marine world while remaining totally dry. Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium boasts over 40 naturally themed habitats that will transport you to exotic seas and give you a close up insight into our local waters. Their interactive educational experiences also offer fun and engaging learning opportunities for people of all ages. Book your tickets here.
3. Pirate’s Quest Adventure Golf
A fantastic choice if you’ve got the kids with you! Embark on a swashbucklin’ voyage through Cornwall’s pirating past! With so much to do here you’re sure to have a fun-packed day at Pirate’s Quest! Pick up a treasure map on your way in and hunt for clues as you tackle the course! You’ll be transported back 300 years, plunder treasure, swagger around the creepy Davy Jones’ locker, encounter beautiful mermaids and much more! Book here.
4. Newquay Activity Centre
Newquay Activity Centre offers a plethora of options for rainy day activities for those who don’t mind getting even more wet! Choose from a coasteering adventure (read about our experience here!), stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and much more! If you’ve got the dog with you, they even offer a dog sitting service for while you’re out on your adventure! Check them out and book your activity here.
Dairyland Farm Park is another great option for those looking to keep the kids entertained! Take a wander round the heritage Mooseum, test your target skills on their softball cannon, get up close to furry friends with their pat-a-pet service and frolic around the indoor bullpen play area! Browse their indoor activities here.
6. Oasis Fun Pool
The Oasis Fun Pools in Newquay is the ideal attraction for the whole family, whatever the weather! With a choice of two fabulous swimming pools, a river rapid ride to take your breath away, water cannon and geyser for a real soaking, a giant tap, fountains and waterfalls too! They also boast 3 fabulous water flumes! Book here.
If you fancy a little drive…
7. Player Ready VR, 30 minute drive
Fancy having a go at VR? Player Ready Virtual Reality & Racing in Truro is the place to be! Perfect if your kids are slightly older, but appropriate for ages 4+. Try everything from adrenaline-rushing Racing Simulators, to thrilling Zombie apocalypse survival, to encountering magical creatures – there’s something for everyone to get immersed in! Book your visit on their website here.
8. Bodmin Jail, 35 minute drive
Unlock Cornwall’s dark past in this immersive, state-of-the-art attraction! This brand new, £8.5million visitor attraction has just introduced the ‘Dark Walk’ experience, using theatrical effects and the latest technology to experience locked-up life in Cornwall’s murky past. Built in 1779 for King George III, Bodmin Jail has played a vital role in Cornwall’s history and this bold redevelopment gives visitors the chance to delve into an intriguing hidden history. An excellent choice for a rainy, eerie day! Discover it for yourself here.
9. Eden Project, 40 minute drive
The Eden Project is a truly wondrous experience, no matter the generation. Dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining biodomes, the complex houses thousands of plant species, with each enclosure emulating a different natural biome. The Eden Project celebrates plants and the natural world, and has built a truly immersive world over a reclaimed China Clay Pit. Reconnect yourself with nature and learn more about the natural world, book here.
10. Carnglaze Cavern, 45 minute drive
Carnglaze Caverns is one of Cornwall’s and Devon’s premier underground all-weather family tourist attractions, taking you through part of Cornwall’s Industrial Heritage in a beautiful 8 acre ancient oak woodland setting. Find out about the miners’ ingenuity and skills, and how slate roofed the Industrial Revolution. You’ll learn how the mine worked, and take in the beauty and mysticism of the Underground Lake with its crystal clear blue/green waters. Book your visit here.
So there you have it! 10 things to do in Newquay when it’s raining. If you’re yet to book your autumn stay with us, head to our accommodation page here! We look forward to welcoming you soon.